BEN AFFLECK (Rafe)
next will be seen starring in the psychological drama "Changing Lanes" opposite Samuel L. Jackson. He is currently shooting "The Sum of All Fears," following in the steps of Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford in bringing to life the Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan.
Affleck recently partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean
Bailey to form LivePlanet, Inc. Among the projects on the LivePlanet production slate are "Greenlight," a reality series for HBO in which an aspiring filmmaker will receive $1 million and the opportunity to direct his/her first feature, which will be released by Miramax Films; and "The Runner" a reality series for ABC in which a single contestant, crisscrossing the country performing specific tasks, tries to avoid being identified by viewers who have been tipped to his/her location.
Affleck first came to prominence starring in Kevin Smith's comedy "Chasing Amy" He captured an Academy
Award and a Golden Globe Award for writing in 1998 for his first script, "Good Will Hunting," which he co-wrote with Damon. He segued into big-budget action with
"Armageddon," and was among the ensemble cast of the Academy
Award-winning "Shakespeare in Love." Affleck went on to star in the romantic comedy "Forces of Nature," the fantastical comedy "Dogma," the suspense thriller "Reindeer Games" and the romantic drama "Bounce." His other film credits include "Boiler Room," "Going All the Way" "Mall Rats," "Cruz," "Dazed and Confused," and "School Ties."
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